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GERTRUDE E. "TRUDY" KOSCIELNY

September 4, 1930 October 29, 2018
GERTRUDE E. "TRUDY" KOSCIELNY
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Gertrude E. “Trudy” Koscielny, 88, of Gwinn, died peacefully Monday morning, October 29, 2018 at the Norlite Nursing Center.

She was born September 4, 1930 in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of the late Erich and Helene (Giese) Heier.

Trudy married George J. Koscielny in August 1951. George served in the US Air Force and the couple lived all over the world during his service. In 1972 George was stationed at KI Sawyer AFB and the couple decided to make Gwinn their home following his retirement.

She was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, teaching catechism and religious education classes. She was an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and a member of various military support organizations.

Trudy participated in softball and bowling leagues. She enjoyed spending time at the family camp at Big Shag Lake; Friday night dinners with “The Girls” and shopping; her weekly appointments at Dixies; and taking great pride in her family & home.

She is survived by two children, Eric (Deanna) Koscielny of Marquette and Bridget (Dean Schaefer) Koscielny of Harvey; grandchildren, Adam (Nami) Fowler, Erin (Patrick) Beyer, Mandy (Andy) Brown, Danielle (Eddie) Hurley, Steven (Erin) Abbott and Nathan Koscielny; great-grandchildren, Patrick, Erika, Oliver, Makaya, Silas, Noah, Charlie and one on the way; sister-in-law, Joan Koscielny and Lorna (Larry) Massa; brother-in-law, Joe Zyla, all of Lower Michigan; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and numerous brother’s and sister’s-in-law.

Trudy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to their friends, Chris and Jim White. Also, a thank you to Norlite Nursing Center for the quality care they provided.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12 Noon at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Allen Mott officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Mass in the Baraga Room. Interment will take place in the Gwinn Cemetery.

Timothy Koscielny, Corey Dowrick, Scott Nyquist and Rick Filizetti will serve as pallbearers.

The Canale-Gwinn Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com


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Visitation

Friday

2

Nov

11:00 AM 11/2/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/2/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

310 W. Iron St.
Gwinn, MI 49841

St. Anthony Catholic Church
310 W. Iron St. Gwinn 49841 MI
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

2

Nov

12:00 PM 11/2/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Anthony Catholic Church

310 W. Iron St.
Gwinn, MI 49841

St. Anthony Catholic Church
310 W. Iron St. Gwinn 49841 MI
United States

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Gwinn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gwinn, MI 49841

Gwinn 49841 MI
United States
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